Posts Tagged ‘Carbon emissions’

Private jet use is increasing in New Zealand, climate crisis be damned

Thursday, May 23rd, 2024

The private jet passengers saunter down the red carpet, wearing sunglasses and heels; paparazzi cameras flash. The sky is blue, the air control tower in the background is watchful and the climate protesters on each side of the red carpet are holding banners and chanting, “If we allow private jets, climate change is what we Read more

Plants are likely to absorb more CO₂ in a changing climate than we thought – here’s why

Monday, November 27th, 2023
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The world’s vegetation has a remarkable ability to absorb carbon dioxide (CO₂) from the air and store it as biomass. In doing so, plants slow down climate change since the CO₂ they take up does not contribute to global warming. But what will happen under more advanced climate change? How will vegetation respond to projected Read more

Coastal shipping and rail could cut NZ’s freight transport emissions

Thursday, May 11th, 2023

According to a recent study, coastal shipping produces a fifth of the carbon emissions (well-to-wheel) of road freight. Rail also performed well, with about a quarter of trucking emissions. Despite this, trucking accounts for nearly 80% of New Zealand’s heavy goods transport, and a 94.5% share of the total emissions from heavy freight transport. The Read more

Dancers’ moves help to power Glasgow music venue

Thursday, October 13th, 2022

Glasgow arts venue SWG3 has switched on a system that creates renewable energy from the body heat on its dancefloor. Dancers’ heat is piped via a carrier fluid to 200m (650ft) boreholes that can be charged like a thermal battery. The energy then travels back to the heat pumps, is upgraded to a suitable temperature Read more

Carbon emissions drop 25% in coronavirus epidemic

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic in China has had a surprising outcome – a 25% drop in carbon emissions. The “unprecedented” reduction in emissions volume followed Chinese attempts to contain the virus. Entire cities have been locked down, highways emptied, airplanes grounded, factories shuttered and millions of people confined to their homes. Finland-based climate researcher Lauri Read more

Vatican offsetting Amazon Synod’s carbon emissions

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

The Secretary General of the Synod of bishops on the Amazon, Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, says the Vatican will offset the Synod’s carbon emissions. The Synod is expected to generate carbon emissions of 572,809kg. The forestry licenses for the reforestation of ​​50 hectares in the Amazon basin will offset the emissions. Baldisseri says air travel accounts Read more

Germany’s electric vehicles emit more Carbon Dioxide than diesel vehicles

Thursday, July 18th, 2019
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A study by the IFO think tank in Munich found that electric vehicles in Germany emit 11 – 28 percent more carbon dioxide than their diesel counterparts. The study considered the production of batteries as well as the German electricity mix in making this determination. Germany spent thousands of euros on electric car subsidies per Read more

Pope talks oil companies into supporting carbon pricing – right now

Monday, June 17th, 2019

Many of the world’s leading oil producers announced their support for carbon pricing schemes following Pope Francis’s plea for a “radical energy transition” during a climate summit at the Vatican on Friday. The Vatican joined oil companies, investors and environmentalists in signing a statement endorsing “carbon pricing” and so-called “climate disclosures” to shareholders. Francis, oil Read more